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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCI 
United States Patent and Trademark Office 

Address: COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS 
P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 
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APPLICATION NO. 


FILING DATE 


FIRST NAMED INVENTOR 


ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. 


CONFIRMATION NO. 


09/981,124 


10/17/2001 


Allan Green 


26-98A 


9503 



7590 04/10/2006 

John P. White, ESQ 

COOPER & DUNHAM LLP 

1 185 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS 

NEW YORK, NY 10036 



EXAMINER 



MCELWAIN, ELIZABETH F 



ART UNIT 



PAPER NUMBER 



1638 

DATE N4AILED: 04/10/2006 



Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or proceeding. 



PTO-90C (Rev. 10/03) 



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UMTED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

Address : COMMISSIONER FOR PATEmS 
P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 



APPLICATION NO./ 


FILING DATE 


FIRST NAMED INVENTOR/ 


AHORNEY DOCKET NO. 


CONTROL NO. 




PATENT IN REEXAMINATION 





EXAMINER 




20060331 



DATE MAILED: 



Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or 
proceeding. 



Commissioner for Patents 



See the attached Notice o6 Non-Responsive Amendment. 



Elizabeth F. McElwain, Ph.D. 
Prinnary Examiner 
Art Unit: 1638 



PTO-90C (Rev.04-03) 



Application/Control Number: 09/98 1,124 Page 2 

Art Unit: 1638 

Response to Amendment 

1 . The reply filed on January 9, 2006 is not fully responsive to the prior Office Action 
because of the following omission(s) or matter(s): the status identifiers for the claims are 
incorrect. Note that claims 44-49 are withdrawn as drawn to non-elected inventions. The status 
identifier "withdrawn" must be used for these claims. Additionally, if any of these claims has 
also been amended, then both "withdrawn" and "currently amended" should be recited. See 
37 CFR 1.111. Since the above-mentioned reply appears to be bona fide, applicant is given 
ONE (1) MONTH or THIRTY (30) DAYS fi-om the mailing date of this notice, whichever is 
longer, within which to supply the omission or correction in order to avoid abandonment. 
EXTENSIONS OF THIS TIME PERIOD MAY BE GRANTED UNDER 37 CFR 1.136(a). 

Any inquiry concerning this communication or earlier communications fi:om the 
examiner should be directed to Elizabeth F. McElwain whose telephone number is (571) 272- 
0802. The examiner can normally be reached on increased flex time. 

If attempts to reach the examiner by telephone are unsuccessful, the examiner's 
supervisor, Anne Marie Grunberg can be reached on (571) 272-0975. The fax phone nimiber for 
the organization where this application or proceeding is assigned is 571-273-8300. 



Application/Control Number: 09/981,124 



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Art Unit: 1638 

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Elizabeth F. McElwain, Ph.D. 
Primary Examiner 
Art Unit 1638 



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